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Dance of the African Diaspora
Curated by John Perpener
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Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar founded Urban Bush Women as a performance ensemble dedicated to using cultural expression as a catalyst for social change.
The recipient of honors and awards in every aspect of his illustrious career, Donald McKayle has created modern dance classics performed around the world.
Born in Sierra Leone in 1890, Asadata Dafora became known in this country as the first to present authentic African music and dance in a theatrical setting.
A dancer, choreographer, and proselytizer for African dance, Pearl Primus (1919-1994) trained at the New Dance Group and worked with Asadata Dafora.